Image of molds for 2017 iPhone units shows size comparison between the three models

Image of molds for 2017 iPhone units shows size comparison between the three models
Tipster SlashLeaks has posted a picture that allegedly reveals molds that will be used in the production of the 2017 iPhone lineup. That includes the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the 10th anniversary edition dubbed the Apple iPhone 8. The image tells us how big each model will be compared to the other units. The Apple iPhone 7s will be the smallest of the three models, and will be the only one of the three to have a single camera on back.

Now, you might expect that the Apple iPhone 8, with its rumored 5.8-inch display, would be the largest. Instead, it is only slightly bigger than the iPhone 7s. How does Apple pull off such magic? Well, by giving the iPhone 8 an edge-to-edge display, the bezels are removed. In addition, only 5.15-inches of the iPhone 8 display is believed to be active; the rest is supposed to be used for a virtual Touch ID button that will be embedded in the display. That is, as long as Apple is able to iron out the kinks in the technology in time to include the feature on the phone. Otherwise, Apple will resort to Plan "B," which calls for a physical Touch ID button on the back of the phone.

The molds also show that the dual-camera setup on the iPhone 8 will be positioned vertically. The dual-cameras on the Apple iPhone 7s Plus will stay in the same spot and orientation as seen on the iPhone 7 Plus.

In addition to the molds, SlashLeaks posted a picture allegedly showing the back of an iPhone 8 dummy unit. Once again, we see that dual-camera setup is placed vertically.

According to Morgan Stanley, the 2017 iPhone models will launch on time, which means that the devices will be released in late September. The premium iPhone 8 is rumored to have a premium price above $1,000.


source:SlashLeaks via AppleInsider

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104 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm curious, but not excited. I've seen zero renders, and read zero rumors that spark my interest.

2. manishmuscat

Posts: 12; Member since: May 07, 2017

yea true

4. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

A bezel-less phone with screen-mounted fingerprint sensor and 3D sensing iris scanner doesn't interest you? To each his own, I guess.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@gehrig. Not yet, not as far as iPhone rumors.

30. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Not iris scanner but face recognition.

6. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I'm curios as well bro I went back to the Iphone7 plus didn't like the S8 plus at all returned it the next day.Lol I'm wondering about the freaking Sony premium phone that phone interest me big time when the heck are they going to release it geez

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wanna see what the Note 8 is about.

26. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Interest in the Note 8 is blowing up.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I do too, darkk. For me, it's more of wanting to see what Samsung can do to outdo themselves this time around. They brought some sweet justice to the smartphone world with the S8/S8+, so I'm eager to see if they will top that with the Note 8.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@MG. Yes they did, and the Note is gonna be even better. I gotta check it out. Wassup with you, and the Keynote?

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

@Darkk I have the money ready and waiting to go once the KEYone becomes available here in the states. That's definitely my next smartphone.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on my dude. The Keynote looks very good, and that PKB is bank. Right now, I'd only use iPhones, Galaxy's, LG's and BB's. Those to me, are the most appealing handsets out.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Gotta agree with you there, darkk. Although, I'd add in certain Huawei devices and current Nokia devices. I've been a Nokia smartphone since back in their Symbian days. Looking forward to seeing what their flagship Android offering brings to the table, but it's the KEYone first for me.

39. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The e71 was a blast

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Loved that phone.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I had the E71 as well. Awesome handset! I was a huge fan of the Nokia E Series. For the physical keyboards, as I'm sure you already guessed, lol. I did rock some Nokia N Series handsets as well, but their E Series was my favorite.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The PKB was one of the things I loved about it as well. It's a beautiful handset.

45. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

So you are interested in Samsung devices I presume?

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I presume you are as well, Tony_Stark/mxyzptlk?

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO!

50. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

That was funny?

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I gooooootttttttttt 'eeeeeeeemmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! But he still thinks he's fooling people. It's really sad now.

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

MG! That was sooo damn funny, cause it's so damn obvious.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Word! I really don't get why he thinks he's being low? Everyone knows who he really is.

56. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I know who you are. You are jplightning.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you can shout a lie as often and as loudly as you like, that still won't make it true, mxyzptlk. You just keep giving yourself away.

63. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Funny because you just said the same exact thing before, MDCHO.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, yeah. Whatever gets you off, mxyzptlk. You calling MDCHO isn't going to change that you're really mxyzptlk. You've made yourself into a joke on this site with your faux account nonsense.

74. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Do you prefer me to call you alpha or jplightning instead?

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